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Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Governor orders National Guard to Ferguson

Missouri's governor on Monday ordered the National Guard to a St. Louis suburb convulsed by protests over a fatal police shooting - Full Story

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Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

Police deploy tear gas to impose Mo. curfew

First night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended with tear gas and seven arrests - Full Story

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3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at officers and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday.

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3-year-old girl killed in Md. shootout between man, police

Police said the man shot at police and six officers returned fire on two occasions Saturday - Full Story

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Officer hurt in Calif. protest over Mo. shooting

An officer was briefly hospitalized after being assaulted during a mostly peaceful protest in Northern California over a fatal police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri - Full Story

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Mo. teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released police reports stemming from the case during a news conference where he also identified the officer involved.

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SC deputy won't face charges in shooting of man reaching for cane

Prosecutors will not file criminal charges in the February incident, saying the shooting was an accident and the deputy had no criminal intent - Full Story

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Video: Mo. teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

Video: Mo. teen shot by cop suspect in recent robbery

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson released police reports stemming from the case during a news conference where he also identified the officer involved - Full Story

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Calif. cop shoots, kills drill-wielding woman who threatened family

Woman called 911 and said she was going to kill her family with an Uzi if the cops didn't show up.

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Calif. cop shoots, kills drill-wielding woman who threatened family

Woman called 911 and said she was going to kill her family with an Uzi if the cops didn't show up - Full Story



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